Journal article

Light-enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep and fatigue: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial during chemotherapy for breast cancer

Helena R Bean, Lesley Stafford, Ruth Little, Justine Diggens, Maria Ftanou, Marliese Alexander, Prudence A Francis, Bei Bei, Joshua F Wiley

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Women with breast cancer experience a significantly higher prevalence of sleep disturbance and insomnia than the general population. The experience of persistent sleep disturbance places these women at a higher risk of psychological and physical morbidity and a reduced quality of life. Treatment for sleep in this population is not part of routine care and is often managed inadequately. This randomised controlled trial will examine the combined effects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and bright light therapy (BLT) on the symptoms of insomnia, fatigue and mental health. METHOD/DESIGN: Women diagnosed with breast cancer who receive intravenous chemotherapy treatment at a quat..

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